Some ethical principles are enshrined in law. Avoiding discrimination in regard to ethnic background, disability, religious belief, and many other factors is important because of the hurt it will avoid and to foster a better, more diverse work environment. Laws are always changing, sometimes incrementally, sometimes as part of a great cultural shift.
Therefore, staying up to date on national news, trends, and laws is particularly important; ignorance of the law is not a winning defense.
Legal compliance, of course, also protects the company and its officers. HR management is a juggling act. Organization can be honed by understanding where you work, and doing a few things the same every day to build a routine. Great work experience can help, but that takes time. Skip to main content. Essential HR Manager Skills and Competencies Human resource management responsibilities require an overlapping set of skills and competencies. IP and Judiciaries Universities. The majority of staff positions are based at our Geneva headquarters.
We encourage applications from women as well as from nationals of unrepresented WIPO member states and underrepresented geographical regions.
Contract types WIPO offers two types of contract for staff positions: Fixed-term : Usually granted for an initial period of one-two years, and may be extended further subject to business needs and individual performance. Temporary : Granted for a period of up to one year, and may be extended to a cumulative length of two years. Categories of staff position Regardless of contract type, staff roles fall into three categories: Directors D , Professional P staff and General Service G staff, each with their own grading structure. Professional staff and Directors Professional staff and directors are recruited internationally for roles which require a high level of professional knowledge, functional skills and management ability.
Job families include:. Legal Financial management Communication Public information Program and project management Information and communications technology Translation and revision Human resources management Operations Procurement Audit Economics Statistics The Taleo recruitment platform allows you to sign up to receive job alerts for specific job families.
General service staff General service staff provide our essential administrative and technical support, and are normally recruited locally. Legal Office management Human resources Finance and administration Procurement Information and communications technology Patent and trademark processing Program management The Taleo recruitment platform allows you to sign up to receive job alerts for specific job families.
National Professional Officers National Professional Officers are locally-recruited staff serving at a non-heaquarters duty station. Benefits WIPO aims to be an employer of choice, offering competitive conditions of service, a rewarding work environment, opportunities for professional development, and a family-friendly, work-life balance. Remuneration Remuneration in the Professional and Director categories is made up of two main elements: the base salary, plus the post adjustment element which varies according to the cost of living in the country where the job is based.
Other benefits Staff are eligible for 30 days of annual leave per year on a full-time basis or the pro-rata equivalent.click
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Applying for a staff position WIPO seeks to recruit staff from a wide range of backgrounds, and with diverse experience, languages and expertise. Here are some simple ways to fix that:. Internal job boards were created during the dot-com boom to reduce turnover by making it easier for people to find new jobs within their existing employer.
JR Keller, of Cornell University, has found that when managers could fill a vacancy with someone they already had in mind, they ended up with employees who performed more poorly than those hired when the job had been posted and anyone could apply. The commonsense explanation for this is that few enterprises really know what talent and capabilities they have.
Finding out whether your practices result in good hires is not only basic to good management but the only real defense against claims of adverse impact and discrimination. Other than white males under age 40 with no disabilities or work-related health problems, workers have special protections under federal and state laws against hiring practices that may have an adverse impact on them.
As a practical matter, that means if members of a particular group are less likely to be recruited or hired, the employer must show that the hiring process is not discriminatory. The only defense against evidence of adverse impact is for the employer to show that its hiring practices are valid—that is, they predict who will be a good employee in meaningful and statistically significant ways—and that no alternative would predict as well with less adverse impact.
The fact that the vendor that sold you the test you use has evidence that it was valid in other contexts is not sufficient. In addition to the time and effort of hiring, my colleague Matthew Bidwell found, outside hires take three years to perform as well as internal hires in the same job, while internal hires take seven years to earn as much as outside hires are paid. Outside hiring also causes current employees to spend time and energy positioning themselves for jobs elsewhere.
It disrupts the culture and burdens peers who must help new hires figure out how things work. None of this is to suggest that outside hiring is necessarily a bad idea.
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But unless your company is a Silicon Valley gazelle, adding new jobs at a furious pace, you should ask yourself some serious questions if most of your openings are being filled from outside. Employers are obsessed with new technologies and driving down costs. A different approach for dealing with retention which seems creepy to some is to try to determine who is interested in leaving and then intervene.
Vendors like Jobvite comb social media and public sites for clues, such as LinkedIn profile updates. Whether companies should be examining social media content in relation to hiring or any other employment action is a challenging ethical question. On one hand, the information is essentially public and may reveal relevant information. On the other hand, it is invasive, and candidates are rarely asked for permission to scrutinize their information. Hiring a private detective to shadow a candidate would also gather public information that might be relevant, yet most people would view it as an unacceptable invasion of privacy.
When we turn to hiring itself, we find that employers are missing the forest for the trees: Obsessed with new technologies and driving down costs, they largely ignore the ultimate goal: making the best possible hires. It costs nothing to post job openings on a company website, which are then scooped up by Indeed and other online companies and pushed out to potential job seekers around the world. Employers may simply be fishing for candidates.
Because these phantom jobs make the labor market look tighter than it really is, they are a problem for economic policy makers as well as for frustrated job seekers. Companies should take ads down when jobs are filled. Trimming recruiters, who have expertise in hiring, and handing the process over to hiring managers is a prime example of being penny-wise and pound-foolish. This is based on the notion that something may be wrong with anyone who wants to leave his or her current job.
The number one factor that would encourage the former to move is more money. For active candidates the top factor is better work and career opportunities. More active than passive job seekers report that they are passionate about their work, engaged in improving their skills, and reasonably satisfied with their current jobs. They seem interested in moving because they are ambitious, not because they want higher pay.
I know of no evidence that passive candidates become better employees, let alone that the process is cost-effective. If you focus on passive candidates, think carefully about what that actually gets you. Better yet, check your data to find out. It seems like a cheap way to go, but does it produce better hires? Many employers think so. A downside to referrals, of course, is that they can lead to a homogeneous workforce, because the people we know tend to be like us.
This matters greatly for organizations interested in diversity, since recruiting is the only avenue allowed under U. The Supreme Court has ruled that demographic criteria cannot be used even to break ties among candidates. Tata is an exception: It has long done what I advocate. For college recruiting, for example, it calculates which schools send it employees who perform the best, stay the longest, and are paid the lowest starting wage.
Contrary to the popular belief that the U. Unfortunately, the main effort to improve hiring—virtually always aimed at making it faster and cheaper—has been to shovel more applicants into the funnel.
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Employers do that primarily through marketing, trying to get out the word that they are great places to work. Organizations are much more interested in external talent than in their own employees to fill vacancies. Here are the top channels for quality hires. Much better to go in the other direction: Create a smaller but better-qualified applicant pool to improve the yield.
Every application also exposes a company to legal risk, because the company has obligations to candidates not to discriminate, for example just as it does to employees. More than a generation ago the psychologist John Wanous proposed giving applicants a realistic preview of what the job is like. That still makes sense as a way to head off those who would end up being unhappy in the job.